Drawing

MYRIORAMA

10 Feb – 6 May 2024 Gallery 2, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Celebrating the bicentenary of the myriorama.

200 years ago J.H. Clark and S. Leigh created a game to tap into a new craze sweeping Europe.
Meaning ‘many views’, their Myriorama was a set of 16 illustrated cards that could be rearranged to create
a near-endless variety of cohesive scenes. Long before cinema this was seen as a fine amusement for all
the family. I use but subvert the Myriorama’s idealised picturesque aesthetic, combining and intermingling narratives, deliberately introducing elements of dissonance and misfit as a way of extending conversations
about how we perceive and value the land in a time of environmental crisis.

Gweld y wybodaeth yma yn Gymraeg ar-lein

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus SY23 3DE

A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd

Oct 28 – Oct 29 The Muse, Glamorgan St. Brecon.
Two day collaborative Art Lab to share narratives about the former Mid Wales Hospital.
With Susan Adams and guests. See A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd for full details of the weekend events and
the BLOG to read all about the project

Ymunwch â ni yn ystod ein labordy celf cydweithredol dros 2 ddiwrnod i weld, clywed a rhannu naratif newydd
am yr hen ysbyty a phobl sy’n gysylltiedig ag ef cyn iddo ddiflannu’n llwyr. Edrychwch ar y dolenni am yr holl fanylion.

Our Picturesque Landscape

See the full 14 panel myriorama as part of the Our Picturesque Landscape Project exhibition at
The Dory Gallery 16 Sept – 8 Oct 2023 exhibition open 10am-4pm (closed Mondays)

15 Sept 3-4pm Private View
30 Sept 2–4pm Artists in Conversation. Book via eventbrite
1 Oct 10.30-12.30 Make a goup myriorama: free workshop
https://myriorama.eventbrite.co.uk

The Dory Gallery, Regent St, Llangollen LL20 8HL

Image: 3 of 14 interchangeable panels: crayon, charcoal, graphite, black chalk on paper, each panel 75.5 cms x 218. These 14 panels can be rearranged in nearly a trillion different ways. Video clip and more info -see recent posts on instagram

Y Lle Celf

5-12 Aug /Awst 2023 Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Boduan, Wales
5 Aug 18.00 Ceremony and launch / Seremoni a Lansiad

@yllecelf
@eisteddfod

Image: detail of one of three drawings in the exhibition / manylyn un o’ fy narluniau yn yr arddangosfa

Lost in Transit

New work in response to The Carriageworks, Denbigh
6 May 2023 Launch 1-3 pm,
6 May – 25 June (opening days Thurs – Sat 11-4pm)

Lost in Transit brings together different creative responses to the building’s original purpose and context, showcasing drawings, photographs, found objects and sculptural reflections to explore the record of history, permanence, transience and absence.

With Louise Short and Zoe Preece, curated by Alex Boyd Jones
The Carriageworks, 6, Love Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3LU

A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd

Susan Adams and I are starting a new project together, thanks to Arts Council Wales and National Lottery support.

After more than a century, the physical remains of the former Mid-Wales Hospital are falling into the final stages of dissolution, but it remains a site of intense and complex emotional resonance for many different communities and groups. Entering imaginatively into the site and the hidden stories it suggests, we will invite the voices of people who have experienced mental health issues there or do so currently in the community. Culminating in co-produced arts events/installations, we will form new narratives in creative ways before both site and memories are lost to us.

Mae Susan Adams a finnau yn dechrau prosiect newydd gyda’n gilydd, wedi’i gynorthwyo gan Gyngor Celfyddau Cymru a’r Loteri Genedlaethol.

Ar ôl dros ganrif, mae olion ffisegol o’r cyn-Ysbyty Canolbarth Cymru yn disgyn i gamau olaf o’i ddiddymiad, ond fe barheir i fod yn safle o berthnasedd emosiynol dwys a chymhleth i lawer o gymunedau a grwpiau gwahanol. Trwy archwilio’r safle mewn ffordd ddychmygus a cheisio darganfod y straeon cudd ymhlyg, byddwn yn gwahodd lleisiau unigolion o fewn y gymuned sydd wedi delio gyda phroblemau iechyd meddwl ac unigolion a phrofir yn bresennol. Byddwn yn cloi gyda digwyddiadau/gosodiadau celfyddydol wedi’u cyd-gynhyrchu, gan llunio chwedlau newydd mewn ffyrdd creadigol cyn i ni golli’r safle a’r atgofion i gyd.

https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/a-private-land-tir-diarffordd/post/52629564/

 

Memory Into Landscape

Connectives are going to Elysium Gallery, Swansea for their exhibition, Memory into Landscape
18 Nov 2022 preview. Exhibition continues until 23 Dec.
Gallery open Weds – Sat 11am – 9pm. 210 High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE

Elysium gallery presents seven artists who investigate the relationship between landscape, history and identity through their personal experiences, perceptions, and narratives: especially how the past imprints itself on the present in our physical environments.

Lucien Anderson / Caroline Bugby / Isabella Campbell / Sara Dudman / Penny Hallas / Connie Hurley / Nikta Mohammed

Selected by Kathryn Campbell Dodd and Dr. Robert Newell

      

Our Picturesque Landscape

Starting a new project in the Dee Valley as artist in residence with Our Picturesque Landscape

Image: canal and river water flanking the ultimate picturesque view from Dinas Bran, with anti-erosion measures

At the beginning of May, I started a research phase, gathering material to develop into a series of large scale drawings in the style of a myriorama. Myrioramas became a popular entertainment and educational tool in the early 1800’s, just as tourism was developing and as ideas of picturesque and sublime were being formed but also challenged by profound changes due to industrial and agricultural revolution. I will draw on this format  to respond imaginatively to a range of sites along the Dee Valley, bringing them into new relationship. By including visual elements that reflect the dilemmas and pressures on the Dee Valley – an area of intense and often conflicting demands – the work will offer new perspectives and awareness of important issues. The interchangeability of panels disrupts linear expectations and allows varying narratives of sense of place – and extends conversation about beauty, value, risk, damage and loss, unexpected impacts of human activity, resilience and reparation.

Image below: 1824 Clake’s Myriorama

DEMOLUTION

Connectives drawings included in DEMOLUTION, ‘an exhibition on the theme of destruction, revolution and societal collapse’.

23 April opening. Check @kl8exhibitions., Brussels for details and take a look at K.L.8 Exhibition Space for more about the theme and issues of the show.

Concentric celebrates IWD

Revenants (2019-22) in Concentric at tactileBOSCH Lounge, in celebration of International Women’s Day
9-31 Mar 2022 Weds-Sat 1-6pm
18 Mar 6-10pm, Event night with performances

With Jacqueline Alkema, Adéolá Dewis, Leona Jones, Temmah and Patricia Ziad
tactileBOSCH Lounge, Capitol Centre, Queen’s Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
@tactilebosch

31 Mar 7-9pm DECENTRIC – live performances with guests Nia Davies, Allen Fisher, Tessa Waite,
Steven Hitchins, Beth Greenhalgh, Lyndon Davies and others…

There is an autobiographical aspect to Revenants, making use as it does of old work and new riffs on old themes, all carefully contained in repurposed antique and vintage frames. Traditionally, a frame closes off and anchors the work of art, reinforcing its status as a solid marketable object in the world. The ones I’ve used here, however, have had their original contents ripped from them, including family portraits, and replaced with my own totems, spirits and reimagined versions of the dead. The question for me is – what does that do to the work and the beings referred to, and what does that do to the frame?